|hiv out side the body
Jun 23, 2014
I was wearing my jacket at work and someone told me its dirty and there's blood on the Jacket and I turned around and there was a size of blood size of your whole tiger tip like thou were going to punch in at work scanning your whole finger I don't know if it touched my mouth Should I worry about this episode/
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi You cannot get HIV from sharing utensils, drinking after someone etc. You cannot get HIV as well at a hair salon, manicurist etc. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted. Also important to know is that once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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